Blue lights and negative news: Are you headed for a mental breakdown?

If the doom and gloom of Covid-19 news, updates, vaccine trials, and death rates are getting you down, you’re not alone. Consuming such information can have a negative impact on anyone’s mental health. Our lived experiences have massively changed – constantly getting the latest and updated news on our electronic devices can be harmful to your well being. Clinical psychologist Dr Nthabiseng Mabena says the current lived experience and the uncertainty of it all can cause some sort of trauma. “We need to acknowledge that we all are experiencing some sort of trauma, whether it be secondary trauma. Just as…

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